In Greek mythology, Aether is the personification of the upper sky.
He embodies the pure upper air that the gods breathe, as opposed to the normal air breathed by mortals. 

According to Epiphanius, the world began as a cosmic egg encircled by Time and Inevitability in serpent fashion.
Together they constricted the egg, squeezing its matter with great force, until the world divided into two hemispheres.
After that, the atoms sorted themselves out. The lighter and finer ones floated above and became the Bright Air (Aether) and the rarefied Wind (Chaos), while the heavier and denser atoms sank and became the Earth (Gaia) and the Ocean (Pontos).

According to alchemist Robert Fludd, our universe is split into three main realms. 

The third and highest sphere is the realm of the godly fire heavens, the Empyrean. The lowest sphere is the realm of the elemental heaven. The middle part, that exists out of equal quantities higher light and lower matter, he called the aether, the "fire sky". The path of the sun goes directly through these intersections, which is why the aether was called the sphere of the soul by the Platonists.
-Robert Fludd, Utriusque Cosmi, 1619

The aether is the place between spirit and matter where fragrance and music exist, where the imagination roams, where fairies dance and plants and trees whisper their sweet songs.




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